During the Knights’ 30-12 victory over Whitehaven, hooker Sam Davis once again appeared from the interchange bench in the second period and commented on the team’s win in the North Yorkshire sunshine.
“I think the performance was good. It’s probably the hottest game of the year so far and our engines kept going which was great. We scored some great tries and obviously got the win we wanted which was good to see.”
The former London Bronco has found himself in and out of the team during the first third of his first term with the Knights and admitted that he is striving each week to become a regular presence in the matchday squad.
“I just try to keep my spot week in week out. This is a good team with a lot of good players so I just give everything each week to keep my shirt. It’s not easy in a new team but yeah, I’ve got to keep trying my hardest to make an impact.”
Davis further commented on the relationship he is building with the Knights faithful, joining his teammates in speaking to the fans after the full-time hooter.
“It’s quality. I’ve never had it a team before, that support and the way they are after the game. It’s great to have that and all we can keep doing is repaying that on the pitch – we are at the minute so long may that continue.”
This weekend sees the Knights head cross-country to face Barrow Raiders on Monday night at Craven Park with Davis explaining that preparation is key ahead of the match against the team currently sitting fifth in the Championship.
“We’ve gone to Cumbria twice now and this will be the third. Obviously, we will need to be as ready as we can be. Barrow are a good team and they’re only a couple of spots behind us so we will need to be on our game.
“We’ve got to continue doing the basics well, like we have been in the last few weeks, and keep that momentum going.”
The match will be shown live on Premier Sports and the exposure is something that Davis is excited by.
“It’s an opportunity you don’t always get. Being in the Championship for a few years, we’ve played on Our League a lot but to be on TV is something that doesn’t happen always and I think it gives everyone a bit of a lift.
“Hopefully, we can make the most of it!”
Monday’s match at Barrow Raiders will be live on Premier Sports, kicking off at 7:45pm. Premier Sports’ channel numbers are 95 on Freeview, TalkTalk and BT TV, 424 on Sky and 252 on Freesat.